In December, all the comfort foods come out like porridge and mince pies. I really wanted to capture a day in December of what I ate, to share with you. My diet is no one thing and although I mostly eat vegetarian and vegan food, I don’t classify myself as either. I hope you enjoy seeing what I ate on this winter’s day. My boyfriend had the day off, so we went out for lunch which was nice. We also had a very easy freezer dinner, which on some days is needed when time is precious.
For breakfast, I fancied making the Niomi Smart carrot cake porridge from her book Eat Smart. I did use dairy milk instead of plant-based though as we had some left in the fridge. It was such a perfect start to the day and it was really yummy! I also had a vitamin tablet for good measure. I don’t take vitamins every day, just on days I feel I need a little perk. I also drink lots of water!
I had a huge mug of tea mid-morning and this was much needed as I was tired!
For lunch, we popped out to one of our favourite cafes called Rude Health Cafe. It is the brand that makes all the plant-based drinks, if you were wondering. I had never eaten lunch there before, so I was excited to try their salad. We shared a couple of salads between us. One was a satay salad and one was a mixed salad. They were both amazing! It was just the best thing to have for lunch as the freshness really woke me up. I also had a hot chocolate with hazelnut milk which was so dreamy!
I had another cup of tea in the afternoon. This time I had a little in my favourite teacup. Drinking from a teacup feels so much nicer than a regular mug and makes me appreciate the drink more.
For dinner we had some mushroom pies that we bought from Lidl. We also had a potato gratin (also from Lidl) and some peas.
For dessert, I had a mini chocolate selection from our chocolate stash. All were vegan chocolate varieties and I just put a mixture on our plates.
A Note from me…
This year for Blogmas, my motivation is to raise awareness of the incredible charity MIND.
This marvellous charity does so much to support people suffering from mental health. With ongoing pressures from social media and a million other stresses these days, it is more important than ever to look after our health. As an anxiety sufferer myself, charities like these make such a difference to supporting people that need a voice to listen to and supply tools to help them through difficult circumstances. You can take a look at their website to see the amazing things they do and to take a look at the resources available online to help those needing extra help this Christmas. The winter season can be very difficult with people suffering from anxiety and depression. I would absolutely love it if you could donate something (however small) to this charity as a thank you to me for posting Christmas blogs this Blogmas. I really hope we can raise money and awareness for this stunning cause.